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  • Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league 3 days ago

    Johannesburg: Four of the players who controversially quit the recent One-Day International (ODI) cricket tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa's Ram Slam Twenty20 League. ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, Windies T20 skipper Darren Sammy, along with Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have all been announced by Cricket...
  • BCCI to review West Indies players' participation in IPL October 17, 2014

    The BCCI is seriously contemplating reviewing the West Indies players' participation in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as the ongoing series ended abruptly on Friday due to visiting team's payment dispute with their own cricket board. So miffed are the BCCI officials with the attitude of the Caribbean players that some...
  • Dwayne Smith rues missing out on century at Kotla October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Dejected at missing out on his maiden ODI ton for the 24th time in 93 matches, West Indies opener Dwayne Smith said the Indian bowlers came back brilliantly to halt the visitors, who were cruising along at one stage in the second ODI here. Smith made a run-a-ball 97...
  • One has to fill-up void created by Gayle's absence: Kieron Pollard October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard feels that although Chris Gayle's absence in the ODI series will be a factor but someone in the team will have to stand up and be counted in crunch situations. "Of course (it will have an impact). Chris has been there for over 10 years...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Northern Knights, CLT20 Qualifiers September 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Northern Knights win toss, opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians By virtue of their two backtoback victories against Express and Lions, the Knights already have a foot inside the main round, largely due to their healthy net run rate (NRR)...
  • CLT20 Scenarios: What Mumbai Indians need to qualify for the main round September 15, 2014

    The qualifying stage of the sixth edition of Champions League T20 (CLT20) is evenly poised with New Zealand's Northern Knights virtually booking a place in the main round while a resurgent Mumbai Indians and Pakistan's Lahore Lions fighting neck and neck for the second spot. Either of these two teams...
  • CLT20: Mumbai's fielding needs big improvement, says Pollard September 15, 2014

    Raipur: Mumbai Indians might have won a onesided battle against Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express but skipper Kieron Pollard said that the players need to improve their fielding if they want to enter the Champions League Twenty20 main draw starting September 17. Mumbai thrashed the Jehan Mubarakled side by nine wickets...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express to stay alive September 14, 2014

    Raipur: Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20, here on Sunday. Chasing 162 for a win in the qualifying...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians face Southern Express in a mustwin game September 14, 2014

    After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the Sri Lankan champions Southern Express in Raipur on Sunday. Pressure will be on Mumbai as they will have...
  • CLT20: Pressure on us now, says Mumbai skipper Pollard September 14, 2014

    Raipur: Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss on Saturday, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper. "We have to now win both...
  • As it happened: Lahore Lions vs Mumbai Indians, CLT20, Qualifier 2 September 13, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With players such as Pollard, Malinga, Lendl Simons and Corey Anderson at their disposal, and not to forget the seasoned Indian players like Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Raydu, MI are favourites to top the qualifiers. Lahore Lions also have a strong...
  • CLT20: IPL teams hold edge as Mumbai start qualifiers against Lions September 13, 2014

    Raipur: After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying round starting here on Saturday. While...
  • Team spirit key to Tridents success in CLT20, says Rampaul September 12, 2014

    Bridgetown: Seasoned international seamer Ravi Rampaul says Barbados Tridents will look to draw on their great team spirit when they launch their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 starting next week in India. Rampaul believes the strength of the squad is its unity which exists among their ranks and says...
  • Pollard named Mumbai Indians captain for Champions League T20 September 11, 2014

    Raipur: Dashing allrounder Kieron Pollard has been named the captain of the Mumbai Indians after shoulder injury and fractured finger forced regular captain Rohit Sharma to pullout of the upcoming Champions League T20, starting from Saturday. The defending champions Mumbai Indians will be playing in the qualifiers, starting their campaign against...
  • Rohit Sharma ruled out of CLT20 due to injury September 10, 2014

    In a big setback to the Mumbai Indians, skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 due to multiple injuries. The star batsman sustained a fractured middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff and in addition to that he has been diagnosed with...
  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard frontrunner to lead Mumbai Indians August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur. With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during...
  • CLT20 2014: Complete squads of all the teams August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: All the players named by more than two teams for the Champions League Twenty20, including South African legend Jacques Kallis and West Indian dasher Kieron Pollard, have opted for their IPL franchises instead of their domestic teams. "Eight players scheduled to take part in the competition were in high...
  • Kieron Pollard wants to be more consistent for West Indies August 22, 2014

    St.George's: Burly allrounder Kieron Pollard said he wants to become a more consistent matchwinner for West Indies in the future. Pollard hit an entertaining 89 and was the architect of a threewicket victory for the Windies over Bangladesh in the first Oneday International on Wednesday here, reports CMC. He shared a...
  • 1st ODI: Pollard, Ramdin star as West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets August 21, 2014

    Allrounder Kieron Pollard hit 89 and Denesh Ramdin chipped in with 74 as the West Indies overcame a disastrous start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in their opening oneday international at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With five fours and six sixes off 70 balls, Pollard added a critical 145...
  • Pollard, Roach, Taylor back in West Indies ODI squad for Bangladesh August 10, 2014

    St. John's: Hardhitting righthander Kieron Pollard is set to play his first oneday international in more than a year after being named in a West Indies 13man squad to face Bangladesh in the threematch Dhaka Bank Cup series later this month. The Trinidadian, was sidelined by injury for most of last...
  • Gayle rested, Pollard recalled to T20 squad against New Zealand June 30, 2014

    Bridgetown: Flamboyant opener Chris Gayle has been rested and Kieron Pollard is back in the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the twomatch series against New Zealand next weekend in Dominica. The 34yearold Gayle has struggled with injury in recent months but still managed to score two halfcenturies in the ongoing threematch...
  • Best moments from the IPL7 season June 2, 2014

    Undoubtedly IPL is a big platform for players. Some get paid for their brilliance by getting a callup to the national fold and some perish with their mediocre performances. Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab paved their way to the IPL7 final in style. Riding on Manish Pandey's...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Eliminator May 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: After scripting a miraculous finish in their last group stage game to earn a place in the playoffs, title holders Mumbai Indians will now face an uphill task against twotime champions Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai, who sealed a last four...
  • IPL 7: Corey Anderson's 95 off 44 takes Mumbai Indians to the playoffs May 25, 2014

    Chasing 190 to win off just 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs, Corey Anderson smashed off and Ambati Rayudu played a cameo of 30 off 10 as duo helped Mumbai Indians register a sensational 5wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in just 14.4 overs. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their 20...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 48 May 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) IPL7 will make its debut at Kings XI Punjab's home ground Mohali on Wednesday where, after sealing a playoff berth for themselves, the home team will look to dominate the defending champions Mumbai Indians and end their struggling title defence...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai's slim playoff chances stay alive with win over Rajasthan May 19, 2014

    Mumbai Indians' everysoslim chances of reaching the IPL7 playoffs remained alive with a clinical 25run win against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Monday. Michael Hussey's successful return inspired Mumbai's inconsistent batting as his 120run opening stand with Lendl Simmons took the team to a challenging 178 for 3. It was incidentally...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai look to upset Rajasthan's playoff equation May 19, 2014

    With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals' playoff calculations as the hosts look to strengthen their position in the top four when the two teams clash in Ahmedabad on Monday. Mumbai this year have hardly played like the titleholders and...